DEAR SPROUTMAN: My Automatic Sprouter seems to be watering A LOT! I don’t want my electric bill to go way up. How much electricity does it use? Thanks! – Carol
DEAR CAROL: Sproutman’s Freshlife Automatic Sprouter operates on a small 8 watt fish tank motor. But it uses an average of 5 watts per hour because its rest time (off) is approximately 20-30 minutes per hour. This is equivalent to a night light. So, electricity consumption is not an issue with these machines. If you do the math, the average Freshlife sprouter uses the equivalent of a single 100 watt light in your house being on for a little more than one hour.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Freshlife’s ran on solar energy? Unfortunately, that’s not a likelihood. But if you wish your Freshlife was not electric, that is possible right now. Just visit our Hand Watering Freshlife Sprouter page now.